W&M Men's Swimming BIO
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 Will Manion
Best Times
Event Time Date
100 Back 47.82 3/1/13
200 Back 1:44.68 2/28/14
200 IM 1:48.03 2/27/14
50 Free 22.09 10/12/13

Season Pts 1st 2nd 3rd CAA Squad
2013-14 341.0 18 5 2 Yes
2012-13 224.0 11 3 1 Yes
Totals 565.0 29 8 3 2/2

2013-14
Won five CAA titles at the conference championships ... Swept the individual titles in the backstrokes, making four NCAA-qualifying swims ... Broke the W&M record in the 200 back with his winning 1:44.68 ... Timed 48.0 to tie for the title in the 100 back ... Also won titles on the Tribe's 800 free, 200 medley, and 400 medley relays ... Helped set school records in those three as well as the silver-medal 400 free relay, and the conference record in the 800 free relay ... Had another NCAA provisional mark in the finals of the 200 IM, swimming 1:48.03 to take third overall ... Tied for the team lead on the year with 18 wins ... Only lost one backstroke dual-meet race all year, taking second in the 200 back at Duke ... At the Hokie Fall Invitational, finished second in the 200 back and fourth in the 100 back ... Also took sixth in the 200 IM ... Against Old Dominion, broke the pool records and the Tribe dual-meet records in both backstrokes ... Named CAA and ECAC Swimmer of the Week for that feat.

2012-13
Named the CAA Rookie of the Year ... Won the CAA title in the 100 back with an NCAA-qualifying and conference-record 47.82 swim ... Also swam an NCAA provisional time in the prelims of the event, and to lead-off the Tribe's silver-medal winning 400 medley relay ... Finished seventh overall in the 200 IM, and eighth in the 200 back ... Briefly held the freshman record in the 200 back after timing 1:47.93 in the prelims ... Broke the W&M freshman record in the 100 back in his very first race ... Runner-up in the 100 back at the Hokie Fall Invitational, swimming a school-record time of 49.23 seconds ... Also made the championship finals of the 200 back, finishing eighth ... Won the C finals of the 200 IM ... Won his first four races in the 100 back ... Won 11 races overall on the year.

At Haddonfield
2012 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100m backstroke ... Earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors in 2012 ... Four-time USA Swimming Prep All-American in the 100 back ... Also earned All-American honors in the 200 IM as a senior ... Haddonfield's MVP all four years of high school ... Named Swimmer of the Year for South Jersey in 2011 and 2012 ... New Jersey state champion in the 100 back as a senior ... State champion in the 200 IM as a junior ... Swam for the Pennsbury Aquatics Club and coach Bobby DeSandre ... Member of both the Concert and Chamber Choirs ... Member of the National Art Honor Society.

Personal
Son of William Manion and Kathy Kruse ... Enjoys surfing, snowboarding, and MMA.
Position: Back/IM
Height: 6'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Haddonfield, N.J.
High School: Haddonfield
Alma Mater: William and Mary
Graduating Year: 2016
Major: Kinesiology
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